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Special Children's Programs

Join us during the month of March for a variety of special programs for children:

  • March 2, Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss, Party, 2:00-5:00 pm
  • March 17, St. Patrick's Day treat, any time
  • March 23, 2nd Annual Peeps Diorama Contest begins, runs through April 30
  • March 26, PJ Storytime, 6:30 pm
  • March 30, Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt begins, runs through April 3

Seuss-tastic Story Afternoon

On March 2nd - Part of the Read Across America Day Celebration

Families are invited to hear favorite Dr. Seuss stories read aloud by community leaders including Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin, Fire Chief Ken Johnson, Director of Library and Recreation Services Julie Dahlen and a bi-lingual story time with Marilu Gomez, School Readiness Coordinator for Georgia Brown Elementary School.  March 2nd Story times between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. in the Library Story Room.  

Readers Schedule:

  • 2-2:30pm
    Ken Johnson, Fire Chief
  • 2:30-3pm
    Julie Dahlen, Director of Library and Recreation Services
  • 3-3:30pm
    The Cat in the Hat Reads a favorite story
  • 3:30-4pm
    Marilu Gomez, Bi-Lingual Story Time with School Readiness Coordinator at Georgia Brown Elementary School
  • 4-4:30pm
    Mayor Steve Martin
  • 4:30-5pm
    Heather Stephenson Children's Librarian

Mother Goose On The Loose®

Mother Goose on the LooseChildren Ages 0-2
2nd & 4th Wednesday of every Month

Mother Goose on the Loose® is a fun-filled thirty minute interactive session for the youngest children and their care givers using rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. This program focuses on the healthy development of the whole child incorporating brain developing activities and focusing on care-giver and child bonding. Come and join the fun!

Regular Storytimes at the Library

Click here to download the Children's Program Calendar

  • Toddler Storytime - Ages 1 to 2
    Friday mornings, 10:30 and repeated at 11:30am. Songs and stories are enhanced with arts and crafts activities for the very young. Doors close promptly at times listed, and children must have an adult in attendance.
  • Preschool Storytime - Ages 3 to 6
    Monday mornings, 10:30 and repeated at 11:30am. Stories, poetry, music, movement and crafts encourage learning fun! Doors close promptly at times listed, and parents need not accompany their child in the Story Hour Room.
  • Grandparents & Books - All ages
    Call for current schedule. Volunteer Grandparents share a variety of literature appropriate for children of all ages and plan a special craft and/or activity on an informal, drop-in basis afternoons in the library.
  • Pajama Storytime - Families
    Thursday evenings, 6:30pm on the following dates: January 29th, February 26, March 26, April 30, and May 28. Located in the Library Story Room. Children may wear pajamas and should bring an adult to snuggle with!

Children’s Collection

The Children’s Collection offers a wealth of materials: books and magazines, audiobooks on CD, DVDs, foreign language materials, computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office software, and children’s reference materials. Helpful and friendly staff and volunteers are on hand to help children, parents and teachers find what they are looking for!

Grandparents & Books

Children of all ages! If the ages of your children do not coincide with traditional Story Time requirements or the scheduled story times do not fit your schedule, the Grandparents & Books program is the answer. Books are shared on an informal basis in the afternoon at the Library, and volunteer grand-parents select a variety of literature appropriate for all children. FREE!

Great Reads For Children

Check out our Battle of the Books display. Many of the Paso elementary schools are encouraging their students to be a part of this fun reading incentive program. For a list of the books for grades 4-6 check out the website We have multiple copies available for check out!

See more Activities for Children at Recreation Services!

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